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Custards

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    Sweet Potato Crème Brûlée

    Sweet potato adds subtle depth and gorgeous color to classic crème brûlée.

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    Pear and Dried Cranberry Clafoutis

    The French baked custard-and-fruit dessert known as clafoutis has a rustic appeal that’s perfect for casual dinner parties.

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    Kahlúa, Espresso, and Chocolate Trifle with Candied Peanuts

    Tempering the eggs is the key to a smooth custard. Adding just 1/4 cup of the hot milk mixture to the egg yolks prevents accidentally scrambling the eggs before the…

  • Moveable Feast

    Lemongrass Panna Cotta with Macerated Strawberries

    Although chef Oringer flavored his cool Italian panna cotta with sassafras (it has a licorice-like flavor and was once used in root beer), we substituted the easier-to-find yet deliciously spicy…

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    Pumpkin Panna Cotta with Apple Cider Sauce

    Apples and pumpkin, two fall favorites, pair up in this elegant, light, silken dessert. The cider sauce is also wonderful over ice cream and on french toast or pancakes.

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    Key Lime Cheesecake Flans

    Slightly firmer than a conventional flan but still super silky and smooth, these single-serving custards are an elegant way to feature the flavor of Key limes. Like Key lime pie…

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    Buttermilk Panna Cotta with Rhubarb-Strawberry Compote

    This silky vanilla-flavored Italian custard, which uses buttermilk for a slightly tangy flavor, is the perfect companion to a sweet and tart rhubarb and strawberry compote. The compote, in turn,…

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    Plum Clafoutis

    Clafoutis is a traditional French dessert made by pouring a custard over fruit and baking it. Quickly sautéing the fruit first concentrates its juice and creates a flavorful syrup that…

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    Crème Caramel

    Topped with a soft layer of caramel, these individual custard desserts aren’t too sweet—a bit of sour cream in the custard provides a hint of tanginess that marries well with…

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    Bittersweet Chocolate Pots de Crème

    This quick version of a classic French pudding comes together on the stovetop in minutes and then chills during dinner.